LAPEER, MI -- A 47-year-old man died Friday, April 7 after he became trapped underneath a steel fixture inside a Lapeer plant.
Lapeer police and fire were called out shortly after 11 a.m. April 7 to Lapeer Industries Inc., 3140 John Conley Drive, for an entrapment of a worker and found the man seriously injured.
Employees and officers were able to work together and extricate the worker from underneath the steel fixture. Life-saving measures were immediately undertaken on the worker.
He was transported by Medstar ambulance to McLaren-Lapeer and later pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation has revealed the worker's death appears to have been the result of an industrial accident.
His name has not been released by police, pending family notification.
About Lapeer Industries
Lapeer Industries, Inc has been consistently meeting automotive and military needs since 1974.
As a veteran owned, small business corporation, we take pride in our reputation for manufacturing top-quality parts.
We provide prompt, on-time service, reliable products, and assure complete quality control. Satisfied customers are our highest priority.
Over 40 Years of Dedicated Service
More About Our Company
Founded in 1974 by Carl W. Schreiber, Lapeer Industries, Inc. has been an valuable leader in providing our automotive and defense industries customers with innovation, dedication, and trustworthy relationships that continue today, over 40 years later.
Due to participation and dedication, Lapeer Industries has one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the industry. We run two shifts everyday, to assure that our products are delivered on time and with the highest standard of quality.
As specialists in manufacturing, prototyping, and engineering, our key personnel will work directly with your engineers to assure cost-effective results.
Our program management team ensures top quality customer service and points of contact assistance to all of our customers. Scheduling, material yields, logistics, and cost analysis reports are just some of the daily responsibilities performed by Lapeer Industries program management team.
Lapeer Industries uses state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to ensure competitive products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.
At Lapeer Industries, we stand behind everything we manufacture 100%. Products must meet our high standards as well as yours. Our materials come only from approved suppliers; all materials are inspected, tested to appropriate standards, and verified by our Quality Control Department before put into production. We are capable of accommodating strict automotive requirements, as well as precision military steel mill-work.
Due to our extensive military background, Lapeer Industries was selected by Textron Marine and Land Systems / Cadillac Gage to manufacture turrets, fenders and differentials as well as other various assemblies for their ASV vehicle. Lapeer Industries was also chosen to manufacture the Scout Vehicle (including hull fabrication and machining) equipped with 7.62mm machine guns. Because of our knowledge and service, we’ve provided various military components to prime contractors.
In addition to our team of trained professionals, our complete computer-aided design system provides extensive data communication and technical analysis. We will design to your specification, or use existing designs to manufacture your product.
Our headquarters is located in Lapeer, MI. Lapeer Industries is centrally located in a tri-state area, approximately 60 miles from Detroit, and 20 miles from Flint. Access to Interstate 69 is only 5 minutes away, and we are only 20 minutes from Interstate 75. Click here for directions.